3835 Campus Drive
Architecture Building (145 ARC)
College Park, MD 20742
Join us for our upcoming Kea Lecture featuring Patricia Rhee, FAIA
Patricia Rhee’s served as the UMD Architecture Program's 2021-22 Kea Professor. Particia's diverse design portfolio—from the Culver City, California, mixed-use development Culver Steps, to GSA's John M. Roll Federal Courthouse in Arizona—adeptly captures both people and place through vibrant transit-oriented development and valuable public assets. A partner at Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects, she earned a Master of Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a founding co-chair of the AIA Los Angeles Women in Architecture Committee, building a strong community of women practitioners through networking and mentorship. Created in 1967 by Paul Kea, one of the first licensed architects in Maryland, the Kea Distinguished Professorship serves as an opportunity for the Architecture Program to benefit from the expertise of eminent practitioners and scholars from around the world. Kea Professors serve as critics and lecturers for one semester, but the extended nature of the position is akin to a master class, offering students one-to-one interactions and valuable perspectives during studio time.